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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux
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Feb 26, 09

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Read in February, 2009

Paul Theroux retraces a journey he took thirty years earlier. He avoids the danger of lamenting the "good old days," but in typical Theroux fashion finds plenty not to like, especially in the suffering of the poor and the idiocy of various governments. But while he is somewhat pessimistic at times and sometimes a bit of a name dropper, he is erudite and so many of his criticisms are right on the money that I found it impossible not to get caught up in his journey across Europe and Asia.

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Muphyn Sounds like an interesting read! did you enjoy it as much as "Dark Star Safari"?

Andrea Of course, I am always more interested in African material, but I would rate them both as very worthwhile.

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Muphyn Great! It's definitely on my to-read list then!

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